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Hymn score of: Resting from his work today (Thomas Whytehead/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Resting from his work today (Thomas Whytehead/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Resting from his work today.

1. Resting from his work today,
in the tomb the Saviour lay;
  still he slept, from head to feet
  shrouded in the winding-sheet,
    lying in the rock alone,
    hidden by the sealèd stone. PDF - Midi

2. Late at even there was seen,
watching long, the Magdalene;
  early, ere the break of day,
  sorrowful she took her way
    to the holy garden glade,
    where her buried Lord was laid.

3. So with thee, till life shall end,
I would solemn vigil spend;
  let me hew thee, Lord, a shrine
  in this rocky heart of mine,
    where, in pure embalmèd cell,
    none but thou may ever dwell.

4. Myrrh and spices will I bring,
true affection’s offering;
  close the door from sight and sound
  of the busy world around;
    and in patient watch remain
    till my Lord appear again.

Thomas Whytehead, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 181.

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